The Beyond Blog

Beyond Paper:  Automating the Destruction of Physical Records

In recent years, a growing number of law firms have been moving to “paperless” or paper-light systems, with electronic records regarded as the “official” record of the organization. Certainly, law firms have come a long way in reducing their usage of paper and helping to save trees — striking a positive note this Arbor Day.

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The Evolving Role of Records Management

Many law firms we work with report that the role of the records manager has changed in recent years. A growing number of firms view Records Management as a cornerstone of Information Governance — especially as clients are scrutinizing firm retention policies and as the industry as a whole is moving to embrace electronic documents and records.

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Information Governance’s Evolution in Law Firms

Leading law firms are rethinking information governance — taking a more holistic approach to data management, embracing automation, and recognizing the critical importance of records management. According to the IG Initiative Annual Report, 94% of law firms identify records management as a key part of IG, ranking it higher than e-discovery (86%), risk management (77%) and compliance (88%).

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